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Van Niekerk breaks 400m world record

Two years later she began coaching Van Niekerk, a marketing student at the University of Free State in Bloemfontein, where Botha was the head athletics coach. "I'm just happy that I won and that's the key thing. I'm so grateful for this opportunity a...

US men's basketball edges France 100-97; Thompson scores 30

This time he didn't play at all because of a toe injury. Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the gold in the men's 100-meter final during the athletics competitions in the Olympic stadium of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro ,...

Father of Orlando killer spotted among Clinton supporters calling for gun control

Clinton said at the rally that she knows many family members and friends are still grieving for the victims and promised to be there for them as their rebuild their lives. He said: " It's a Democratic party, so everyone can join". Seddique Matee...

Cubs fire stadium DJ who made staggeringly frightful song choice

While with the Yankees, Chapman served a 30-game suspension to start the season for violating MLB's domestic violence policy. It didn't take long for those in attendance to notice that the team was playing an extremely inappropriate and insensitive...

Italy's Elia Viviani crashes, wins men's omnium

After winning the penultimate sprint, Viviani knew the gold was all but secure unless either Mark Cavendish or 2012 champion Lasse Norman Hansen managed to launch an audacious late attack. The Manx missile, who missed out on the medals in Beijing eig...

Venus Williams' chance for history comes up short in mixed doubles final

After a back-and-forth first set that lasted 55 minutes, Mattek-Sands and Sock jumped to a 2-0 lead in the second set before Williams and Ram clawed back, thanks in part to Mattek-Sands, who suddenly lost her serve. He has partnered with a number of ...

Thompson of Jamaica wins Olympic gold in women's 100 meters

While Thompson received plenty of hype as the Jamaican sprinting superstar of the future, her arrival wasn't expected quite this early. Thompson ended Fraser-Pryces bid to cop a third successive Olympic 100m gold , as she took control of the race ...

"Extreme measures:" Olympics organizers to drain green pool, refill it

Officials tried to use chemicals to make it clearer, but it didn't work. The water polo pool at the Rio de Janeiro Aquatics Centre will be drained completely after it was revealed that an unauthorised dump of 80 litres of hydrogen peroxide was res...

Sumgong wins women's Olympic marathon; protester removed

Just before the finish, a group of protesters carrying banners climbed over barriers and ran onto the course before being intercepted by police on motorbikes. Watching Des LInden run a patient race and go from nearly a minute back to within striking ...

Ethiopian steeplechaser Etenesh Diro finishes heat with one shoe at Rio Olympics

There were still two and a half laps to go when her right shoe came off after she got tangled up with two other runners. Approximately halfway through the race, a tumble on the track resulted in Diro losing part of her shoe. "I stood on a drainage ...

Green pool to be drained, refilled for synchronized swimming

Friday marked three days since the once blue water began turning green, and two days since Olympic officials insisted it was getting better. The diving pool's water turned a murky green earlier in the week midway through the synchronized events and...

Arsenal ace: This is my target for the Premier League

There were suggestions in the press that Wenger might rush the 30-year-old back sooner than expected and start him against Liverpool to help ease Arsenal's crisis in defence. "We finished second last season and we have all the desire to improve as a ...

Rio Olympics: Reserve Cavendish reportedly snubs team pursuit finals

In an interview with Sky Sports, he said: "Especially Brad, he has been super stressed". He wants to be a hero and all that. "In her first world championships for an athlete to spend that time chatting with his team-mates, with someone he hasn't pr...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic wins Community Shield for Man United

First official game, we played for the trophy and we won". And Fuchs reacted: "I think it was a good performance and we had our chances, a couple more chances than United". I won't tell you; 'yes we are looking [for new players]', but if somethin...

Snapshot of Katie Ledecky's cool childhood

Ledecky, the rising USA swimming sensation, shaved 1.91 seconds off her own world record on the way to the 400m gold, the first stage of a rare treble she hopes to complete along with the 200m and 800m. Australia's Emma McKeon took the bronze (1:54...

Cleveland Cavaliers to open 2016-17 National Basketball Association preseason at home against Orlando

Some of the squads connected to Love were the Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics and the Denver Nuggets, but perhaps none of these organizations will land him when the Cavs finally deal him away. Hardcore NBA fans already know how good Karl-Anthony Towns r...

Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Rio Olympic Games day five preview

When Engleder realized she had won, she dropped down to her knees and screamed with excitement to the crowd. A stellar performance from Team GB's swimmers yesterday has made the Rio Olympics Team GB's best in the pool since the Los Angeles Olympic ...

Australians vent census privacy concerns

Young has maintained that linkage keys, the ability to use linkage keys to link data sets and the data sets themselves are three, mutually exclusive steps and that no one person can access more than one of these steps. Even courts, prime ministers ...

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: "I want to race. I'm not ready to quit".

I got to talk to Boris Said who's basically my road racing coach to start so that was cool today. When I started, Ron Fellows, Scott Pruett and those guys who were true road-course guys were the guys you looked at to be the dominant force. "I just fe...

Team GB wins first gold medal at Rio Olympics

And after he won gold in Sunday's final, again breaking his own world record with a time of 57.13 seconds, she couldn't contain her grandmotherly pride. Peaty had stayed off Twitter in the days leading up to his event. And in Sunday's final, Peaty ...

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Gareth Bale's victor saves Real Madrid from humiliation against Al Jazira

A stunning performance saw the Pride of Abu Dhabi lead the UEFA Champions League champions 1-0 at half-time, in a display that will have won them fans the world over. Real Madrid...

Chelsea cruise to comfortable 3-1 win at Huddersfield

Danny Drinkwater missed the last game away to West Ham United with a virus, but he is be back to face Huddersfield. After Chelsea failed to secure top spot in this season's U...

Baker Mayfield becomes first senior to win Heisman in 11 years

The Buckeyes should have made the College Football Playoff. He won the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award, AP Player of the Year and Big 12 ...

Kirk Herbstreit invites bullying victim Keaton Jones to College GameDay

Since his mom made the video Friday, it has been viewed more than 21 million times and the hashtag #StandWithKeaton has been trending on Twitter since Sunday afternoon. "So I...

49ers right tackle Trent Brown inactive versus Texans

Upon entering the game, Yates threw a touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins to narrow the gap against the 49ers. Yates passed for 175 yards on 14-of-26 attempts. Now suffering a seiz...

Chiefs Jets Week 13 score, highlights

Josh McCown scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak with 2:15 left, and the New York Jets bounced back from a brutal start to hold on for a wild and wacky 38-31 win over the Kansa...

Romelu Lukaku Facing No Disciplinary Action For Gaetan Bong Clash

The 24-year-old has scored just once in last 10 games but Mourinho believes he offers much more than goals on the pitch, inspiring teammates to follow his lead and work harder. And...

Jonny Bairstow headbutted Cameron Bancroft outside a nightclub

The episode - where Bairstow allegedly head-butted Bancroft - took place at a hotel when England were in town for their first tour match, a one-day affair against a Western Austral...

Chelsea┬┤s tough title defence was to be expected - Klopp

Antonio Conte has urged his players to pay close attention to "dangerous" Mohamed Salah ahead of Chelsea's clash with Liverpool on Saturday. It was hard in these times to c...

Trump welcomes college sports champions at WH reception

Meanwhile The White House has said it will host 18 NCAA teams at the reception, ABC News reported . Before the season began, Staley said she would only allow herself and the team ...

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Danica Patrick to stop racing after next year's Indianapolis 500

Danica Patrick to stop racing after next year's Indianapolis 500

Danica Patrick , driver of the #10 Aspen Dental Ford, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series I Love NY 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen Inte...

Jerry Jones had strong words after Zeke suspension

Jerry Jones had strong words after Zeke suspension

The piece, authored by ESPN's Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham , looked into one of potential brewing of "an all-out, unprecedented civil war" among the NFL's owners, with ...

Bradley Beal thinks Wizards are Eastern Conference's team to beat

Bradley Beal thinks Wizards are Eastern Conference's team to beat

While LeBron James - averaging 25.6 points on 59.4 percent shooting, 8.9 assists and 7.0 rebounds per game - and Kevin Love - putting up 18.4 points and 11.4 rebounds and the a...

Deshaun Watson Injury: Texans Reportedly Fear QB Suffered Torn ACL In Practice

Deshaun Watson Injury: Texans Reportedly Fear QB Suffered Torn ACL In Practice

The Texas were the highest scoring offense in the National Football League at more than 30 points per game, though they own a 3-4 overall record. NFL Media first reported Wats...

Nationals set to make Dave Martinez next manager

Nationals set to make Dave Martinez next manager

According to Heyman, the Nationals also interviewed Mets hitting coach Kevin Long and former Red Sox manager John Farrell, with the latter reportedly being unable to handle pitch...